Literary teas

I am a big fan of Literary Teas. They are a company in Australia that blends teas based on authors and usually ones that go well with their most well known works. I happen to have a reserve of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare in my favorites box. This blend sounded interesting and I thought…

Golden Fleece

I have a tea problem. I LOVE tea. There are a lot of things that I say that I love in this blog. I understand that and I always mean it. However, I can count on one hand the things that I don’t think I could live without. And tea is one of them. I…

Bohea Tea, The Spice and Tea Exchange

This tea has a cinnamon, citrusy smell with licorice notes. You can’t really smell the tea, itself. The smell of the wet leaves is a licorice smell with smoky notes and it makes me think of autumn. They are a light chocolate color and about a quarter to one inch in length. The liquor is…

Teavana Youthberry

There are some people in the tea world who don’t like Teavana and for a few reasons. I have my own issues with them (mostly the way they waft the dry tea aroma to everyone, all day). But, sometimes you just want to like something and have to give it a try. I was in…

Sally’s Secret, Harney and Sons

The dry leaves smell of rose and wood. They are a beautiful black and deep brown and the same size and color throughout. The wet leaves have a cedar smell and are a chocolate brown with highlights. It would last another infusion, at least. The liquor is a chocolate brown with a floral smell. It…

Wild Bohea

The dry leaves smell chocolatey and slightly earthy. They are black in color and pretty uniform in color and size throughout. The wet leaves have an earthy, mossy smell. They are dark chocolate with deep green highlights. The leaves are still strong and would last a few more infusions. The liquor is Caramel in color…

Pookie’s Mahi Mandarin Silk

The dry leaves smell floral, almost vanilla-like. They are black and have green highlights. The wet leaves have a spicy spinach smell. They are different shades of green and the leafs appear to be strong. I would say it would stand another couple of infusions, at least. The liquor is yellow in color with a…

Della Terra

The dry leaves are black with great highlights from the components. It looks beautiful and smells like a chocolate cupcake! The wet leaves smell like red velvet cupcakes! They are a deep chocolate brown, almost purplish color. It is string enough for another couple of infusions, even the more fragile components! The marshmallows barely melted!…

I Heart Tea!! And Steepster!! ;)

I really love tea! Having IBS, when I find something I can eat and love, it goes into my vault of gotta haves! Tea makes my stomach feel great and I love the taste, so it’s a win-win! There is so much to learn in the world of tea! I knew a little, but am…

Teavana

I’m not a huge fan of Teavana. I prefer to buy my tea online, from it’s country or a company that buys from the seller. I also like trying different teas from different sites, so I can find someone I trust and buy from them continuously. There used to be a tea shop twenty minutes…

Cucumber Sandwiches

I’ve always thought it would be nice to try tea sandwiches. Unfortunately, my IBS doesn’t allow me any bread. So, here is something I usually try: My favorite “cucumber sandwich” is tuna. I make a tuna salad (usually with Greek yogurt or sour cream, because I’m not a fan of mayo), cut up some tomatoes…

Min Shan En Oolong

Just so you can see how I do my reviews Sometimes I type them while sipping or write and then type…depends on my mood (this time I wanted to catch it all quickly, but some days I feel more pensive). Also, sometimes my handwriting is horrible…